The Story of “Teenage Dirtbag” by Wheatus

The Story of “Teenage Dirtbag” by Wheatus (2021)

When “Teenage Dirtbag” was released in July of 2000, the track failed to make an impact in the US. Worldwide, however, the success of the song was an ENTIRELY different story. Teenage dirtbag topped the charts in the UK and Australia and cemented its place as a Millennial anthem across Europe for years to come. In recent years, however, “Teenage Dirtbag” seems to finally be getting the love that it deserves stateside as it’s become omnipresent on Tik Tok and Music Streaming platforms. VICE meets with the major players of “Teenage Dirtbag” (all NYC-based) to learn the long and unlikely journey of the song’s success.”VICE

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District Grade:B
District Category:Niche
Sub-Genres:YouTube, Nostalgia, 90s, Music
Run Time:24 Mins
Creator: VICE
The District Categories: Niche (worth the watch for those interested in the topic), Worth It (worth your time), Classic (one of the best examples of the documentary genre), Skip It (not worth your time)

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